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9 Taliban killed, 3 wounded in Baghlan operation

9 Taliban killed, 3 wounded in Baghlan operation

Feb 25, 2018 - 19:37

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): At least nine Taliban insurgents were killed and three other wounded during an ongoing clearing operation in northern Baghlan province on Sunday, an official said.

Lt. Mohammad Hanif  Rezae, spokesman for the  209th  Shaheen Military Corps, told Pajhwok Afghan News Afghan forces have conducted clearing operation in Tala aw Barfak district of  province since Sunday morning.

He said the operation amid at clearing the highway leading to the coalmine from rebels and eradicating their hideouts and check-post in the area.

Security forces and civilians suffered no casualties so far in the clearing operation, he concluded.

Police spokesman Zabihullah Shuja, said the clearing operation would continue until the last rebel is eliminated from the area.

Mulana  Khaliq Dad Barfaky, a resident of the Barfak district, said the clearing operation has been going so fast and security forces suffered no causalities.

 The Taliban have not yet commented about security forces ongoing operation in the area.

Tala wa Barfak is the unstable district and most of its areas were under insurgents control.